Suggested VOSH Equipment


2. Opthalmoscope
3. BIO
4. Hand held trial lenses
5. Desk charger for handles

Team Supplies:

1.Auto-refractor if handheld—Welsh Allen or Retinomax—charge all batteries
prior to trip—take extra batteries1. salt pans (get salt on location) or hot air frame heating units
2. tonometer—need to check batteries—may need new ones that have full charge
3. lensometer—need to check batteries
4. extension cords (5)
5. large lamps w/clamps to hold to table
6. occluders (4-5)
7. bed pan for “salt pan” for sterno stove
8. foldable sterno stove/sterno (may not be able to travel w/ sterno due to new
regulations of airline—check with them)
9. retinoscopy bars (6)
10. tonopen-usually brought by a Dr.
11. tonopen covers
12. alcohol wipes for hands, tonopen tip
13. small bottles of eyeglass cleaner (2-3)
14. dispensary kits (2)—screwdrivers, pliers, files, etc.
15. bag of misc items (fluorescein strips, Bengal strips, medical supplies, rubber
gloves, sticky notes, baby powder for salt pan, eye patches, etc)
16. stapler, staples
17. tools and extra paper for A/R (screwdrivers, ect.)
18. handtowels for staff and dispensary (do not use softener when washing them)
19. pens, pencils
20. 3 x 5 cards for registration or exam forms
21. duct tape, nylon tape, string or thin rope
22. black plastic trash bags for trash and covering windows
23. different colored dots for coding registration cards for pathology, cataracts,
glaucoma, other surgeries needed, etc.
24. eye charts (both tumbling “E” and Snellen for distance, reading cards with
pictures–or can use newsprint of their country if patient is literate) –10-12
distance charts (need for dispensary, all Drs. lanes, vision screening area)
25. foam “tumbling E’s” to use for demonstration and for visual acuity screenings
26. utility knives (can’t carry on board plane)
27. trial lenses/frames if room in suitcase—if not, strap two together and use as carryon
(usually take 6 sets)
28. laser pointers for visual acuity charts

Examining Equipment:

1. Readers (in all ranges)
2. Glasses (usually 12-13 boxes=4800 to 5200 for 5-6 examining)
3. Medications (include 1-2 bottles of mydriatic, 1-2 cycloplegic, 1-2 bottles
of anesthetic)
4. Sunglasses
5. Artificial Tears
5. Optional:
a. shirts for volunteers
b. gifts for local volunteers and hosts
c. phoropter and portable stand
d. computer, printer, paper and notebook listing the eyeglass inventory